Deputy Prime Minister of Public Order and Security, Minister of Defense and Chairperson of the National Commission for Combating trafficking in Human Beings.

Born 29 March 1965 in Ruse.

In 1990 he graduates as a Master of History at Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“. He specialized in New Bulgarian History, Political History of the Balkans, National Liberation Movement in Macedonia and Thrace, Political Movements in Bulgaria. He has also completed three-month training in Switzerland. Since 2014, he is a PhD in International Law and International Relations. He is a member of the Macedonian Research Institute – Sofia.

An author of articles in historical publications and numerous publications in the Bulgarian periodical press, which are related to the national liberation struggles of the Bulgarians in Macedonia and the contemporary relations between Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia. He is the author of the book – “IMRO – 110 years of fight”. He was also a director of the weekly newspaper „Macedonia“, which is spread in Sofia.

In 1998 became a graduate of the first course of the School of Politics in Moscow, Russia and Strasbourg, France.

He is a chairperson of the IMRO – Bulgarian national movement.

He was elected as a Member of Parliament in the 38th, 40th, 43rd and 44th National Assembly, and in the 44th National Assembly he is also its deputy chairman.

He is also elected as a Deputy Prime Minister of Public Order and Security and Minister of Defense on 4.05.2017 from the 44th National Assembly.